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John Kerry Sex Scandal: U.S. Media Blackout?
MND Newswire ^ | February 13, 2004 | Mike LaSalle

Posted on 02/13/2004 9:31:09 AM PST by new cruelty

According to news reports across the Internet and in various international publications, Democratic Presidential front-runner John Kerry may have had an extramarital affair with a 22-year old blonde intern.

As first reported by the Drudge Report on Thursday, a full-scale investigation into this is underway at Time Magazine, ABC News, the Washington Post, the Hill, and the Associated Press.

But the real story today may be the lack of coverage by the major American news media.

According to a story published today in MensNewsDaily.com, "A source at one of the major television networks (said) that they are specifically forbidden to talk about (the Kerry sex scandal) on the air until one of the other major television networks reports on it first."

A quick search on Google News at this hour shows that only two major U.S. newspapers are running stories on the emerging Kerry sex scandal: The Philadelphia Daily News and the Chicago-Sun Times.

Yesterday, MensNewsDaily.com (MND) posted a brief story on the Kerry sex scandal, but the story was never indexed by Google News. The last time Google News failed to index and MND news item was when MND published the name of Kobe Bryant's accuser.

Internationally, the Kerry sex scandal story has been covered by the UK Sun, the UK Telegraph, various Australian papers.

The New York Times today published a piece defending Kerry against Republican attacks, declaring "the beginning of what party officials said would be an attempt to undercut Mr. Kerry's reputation at a time when he is riding high from repeated victories in primaries and caucuses." The Times piece did not mention the sex scandal by name.

According to an exclusive report released overnight by political gossip guru Matt Drudge, Kerry is preparing a response to the groundswell of questions surrounding this developing story.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; alexgate; bimboeruption; charlatan; foulmouth; fraud; infidelity; kerry; liar; longface; mediabias; mediablackout
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More of the same, but from another source. :)
1 posted on 02/13/2004 9:31:09 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: new cruelty
TICK TICK TICK....

2 posted on 02/13/2004 9:33:58 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: new cruelty
You would think that it would reach a point when the "mainstream" media would be forced to report this or risk irrelevence.
3 posted on 02/13/2004 9:34:08 AM PST by cripplecreek (you win wars by making the other dumb SOB die for his country)
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To: new cruelty
"A source at one of the major television networks (said) that they are specifically forbidden to talk about (the Kerry sex scandal) on the air until one of the other major television networks reports on it first."

FOX News, please pick up the white courtesy phone.

Paging FOX News!

4 posted on 02/13/2004 9:34:16 AM PST by Momaw Nadon (Goals for 2004: Re-elect President Bush, over 60 Republicans in the Senate, and a Republican House.)
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To: new cruelty
If the story were not true, the American news media would not have worked so hard to suppress it.
5 posted on 02/13/2004 9:34:38 AM PST by per loin
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To: new cruelty
This is all a VRWC!...;)
6 posted on 02/13/2004 9:35:06 AM PST by MEG33 (BUSH/CHENEY '04...for the sake of our nation)
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To: new cruelty
Alexandra Polier

Might have gone to:

http://www.clarku.edu/


NEW YORK NY
MALVERN PA
WORCESTER MA
WORCESTER MA
WORCESTER MA
NEW YORK NY

Kerry must have buggered her in his Worcester office, not DC.
7 posted on 02/13/2004 9:35:23 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: new cruelty
After the Michael Dukakis sex scandal, the liberal media promised each other that they would never again give legs to a sex scandal that would ruin a Democratic candidate. They're holding true to their word.
8 posted on 02/13/2004 9:36:34 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (If universities didn't teach worthless subjects, who would?)
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To: new cruelty
The New York Times today published a piece defending Kerry against Republican attacks, declaring "the beginning of what party officials said would be an attempt to undercut Mr. Kerry's reputation at a time when he is riding high from repeated victories in primaries and caucuses." The Times piece did not mention the sex scandal by name. . . . .

. . . followed by their continuing story on President Bush and his missing AWOL year while in the National Guard.

9 posted on 02/13/2004 9:37:07 AM PST by 3catsanadog (When anything goes, everything does.)
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To: finnman69
Tick, tick, tick is right. Monica took 4 days.

Meanwhile, the presstitutes are conditioning the story to be GOP inspired attacks. Oh, how I loathe them....
10 posted on 02/13/2004 9:37:13 AM PST by eureka! (How the lamestream presstitutes can sleep at night is beyond me.....)
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To: new cruelty
Omerta, the code of silence, is alive and well among the media Mafioso in America.

Sleep tight tonight, America, your press corps is awake. And scheming.

11 posted on 02/13/2004 9:37:33 AM PST by alloysteel
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To: new cruelty
He denied it so it is not going to be on PravdABDNC's evening talking points tonite!

Pray for W and The Truth

12 posted on 02/13/2004 9:37:43 AM PST by bray (Comrade Kerry's got some splainin to do!!!)
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To: new cruelty
There's a tremendous difference between the internet penetration of this country six years ago when Clinton's peccadilloes were revealed and now.

Blackout or not, everybody's heard the story.

13 posted on 02/13/2004 9:38:49 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: All
Is there any evidence beyond Drudge that there is a story here? If the woman chooses not to come forward, which is her right, why would there be a story here? It's not a sexual harassment case where there is discovery.

Our time would be better spent finding tactics to implement in battleground states on election day to GOTV for the GOP and depress the vote for the Dems.
14 posted on 02/13/2004 9:38:55 AM PST by Owen
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To: new cruelty
Now, now... we have to give Kerry enough time to create a good defense before the media report the story...
15 posted on 02/13/2004 9:39:24 AM PST by pabianice
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To: per loin
Sounds logical. Add to that that if it were not true the media would likely jump at the opportunity to dispove it. Though maybe they are all waiting to see who fires the next shot and in which direction. Beats me, but it is great theater.
16 posted on 02/13/2004 9:39:34 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: new cruelty
**Internationally, the Kerry sex scandal story has been covered by the UK Sun, the UK Telegraph, various Australian papers.**

So will the ABCNNBCBS coverage begin four days later??

(As it did when Drudge broke the Monica story?)
17 posted on 02/13/2004 9:39:36 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: jimbo123
"Kerry must have buggered her in his Worcester office, not DC. "

"Constituent services" and all...

18 posted on 02/13/2004 9:40:03 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: new cruelty
Does anyone have real, verifiable numbers on how many US residents get their news from the net vs. TV?
19 posted on 02/13/2004 9:40:23 AM PST by pabianice
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To: Salvation
IF they cover it at all.
20 posted on 02/13/2004 9:40:32 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: jimbo123
"http://www.clarku.edu/"

Made me recall the one great man who was associated with the institution: Dr. Robert Goddard.

--Boris

21 posted on 02/13/2004 9:41:10 AM PST by boris (The deadliest Weapon of Mass Destruction in History is a Leftist With a Word Processor)
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To: pabianice
I don't but I would be interested in seeing such numbers. Please let me know when you know.
22 posted on 02/13/2004 9:41:21 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: new cruelty
Geeee... It didn't take the media to jump on allegations made against Arnold Schwarzenegger?!?!? Oh wait that's because he ahs a (R) by his name.
23 posted on 02/13/2004 9:41:23 AM PST by Tempest (Sigh.. ....)
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To: new cruelty
...yet all it takes is a hint of an accusation, about anything, and they are all over Bush. Makes you wanna go hmmm.
24 posted on 02/13/2004 9:41:46 AM PST by NeonKnight
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To: Momaw Nadon; All
One of our local news stations in Columbus, Ohio (ABC affiliate) reported it on the noon news. There is a link on Drudge listing what stations or news orgs have even given the story a mention. It's a short list.

Anyone who's read the book "Bias" shouldn't be surprised. Or anyone who's watched the network news for years, for that matter.
25 posted on 02/13/2004 9:41:58 AM PST by LisaMalia (In Memory of James W. Lunsford..KIA 11-29-69 Binh Dinh S. Vietnam)
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To: new cruelty
"A source at one of the major television networks (said) that they are specifically forbidden to talk about (the Kerry sex scandal) on the air until one of the other major television networks reports on it first."

An unnamed source at an unnamed network who doesn't dare risk being identified for fear of being fired. Wasn't there a time when news reporters would do just about anything to break a major news story first, rather than second?

It used to be called a scoop. The last major scoop was achieved by Matt Drudge, precisely because Newsweak spiked Issikoff's story.

26 posted on 02/13/2004 9:43:21 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: new cruelty
They sure did not wait this long for the DWI(CARL CAMERON)story. Or ALRUSHBO. FOX NEWS welcome to main stream liberal news.
27 posted on 02/13/2004 9:44:31 AM PST by Brimack34
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To: jimbo123
Ok, I'll bite...

why the clark U tip?
28 posted on 02/13/2004 9:44:41 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: new cruelty

And I wonder why...

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

29 posted on 02/13/2004 9:45:27 AM PST by Varmint Al
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To: jimbo123
Kerry must have buggered her in his Worcester office, not DC.

You're accusing him of buggery, as well?

30 posted on 02/13/2004 9:46:21 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Tempest
Retype-

Gee. . . It didn't take the media this long to jump on allegations made against Arnold Schwarzenegger?!?!? Oh wait that's because he ahs a (R) by his name.

$10 bucks says that the media treats Kerry's campaign with kid gloves over this whole issue. While of course if he was a Republican, they'd drag every crazy chick out of the woodshed with two bad words to say about him.

double standard?! what double standard?!
31 posted on 02/13/2004 9:46:27 AM PST by Tempest (Sigh.. ....)
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To: eureka!
Tick, tick, tick is right. Monica took 4 days.

And Juanita Broaddrick took how many? Believe me, they can bury this. We don't know yet if that is their intention, but they are clearly treating it different than they would any story on Bush (surprise, surprise).

32 posted on 02/13/2004 9:49:23 AM PST by Timmy
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To: Cicero
I seem to recall seeing the story about a burglary at the Dem HQ and thinking that this was it for Nixon. The election will be thrown into chaos. Then nothing. Will they never learn?
33 posted on 02/13/2004 9:51:39 AM PST by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: new cruelty

34 posted on 02/13/2004 9:54:30 AM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: LisaMalia
One of our local news stations in Columbus, Ohio (ABC affiliate)

Which is a Sinclair owned affiliate. Conservative owned company. Both WSYX and WTTE (abc and fox respectively) share their newsroom resources...thus that suprises me none.

35 posted on 02/13/2004 9:54:47 AM PST by smith288 (http://www.ejsmithweb.com/FR/JohnKerry/)
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To: billorites
hey , i live in worcester mass.........the thought makes me verrryy ill
36 posted on 02/13/2004 9:54:50 AM PST by saxxa (FIRE-FIGHTER FOR PRESIDENT BUSH)
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To: Tempest
In the Arnold case, they waited until 5 days before the election (optimal time for maximum damage) to 'discover' news that was reported 3 years prior and to a large extent debunked 2 years prior... Anything like that on a Democrat is given the usual treatment:

1. Ignored (it's not news if we dont report it)
2. Dismissed as 'allegations'(duh, the truth can be called an 'allegation' if you dont bother fact-checking it).
2b. They try to spin it positively (wait for the DNC fax before making any news items).
3. called "old news, we heard it before" (it was in a right-wing newsletter with a circulation of 50 so we dont need to cover it)
4. "these are right-wing attacks" (we cant refute them but we can demonize anyone who dares mention them)
5. "let's move on" (please let's get back to who can socialize this country faster)

37 posted on 02/13/2004 9:55:25 AM PST by WOSG (Support Tancredo on immigration. Support BUSH for President!)
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To: alloysteel
Sleep tight tonight, America, your press corps is awake. And scheming.

Rough patriots die in bleak places because the pudgy, pasty, and sexually ambiguious creatures of the press betray them.

Business as usual.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F

38 posted on 02/13/2004 9:56:00 AM PST by Criminal Number 18F
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To: new cruelty
.

'JOHN KERRY = Enemy of Vietnam Vets'

http://TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1320



Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer / Vet-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm
(IA DRANG-1965 Photos)

.
39 posted on 02/13/2004 9:56:06 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com.)
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To: Timmy
The girl's father has already spoken and has not been kind in his remarks about Kerry. .... Sleazeball is what I think he called Kerry, age 60, trying to mess with his 24 year old daughter...so the story is out.....
40 posted on 02/13/2004 9:56:18 AM PST by smiley
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To: WOSG
I was just remembering that when the LA Times were doing their smear job on Schwarzenegger how they would always be sure to mention that they were not being tools for the DNC.

Rather odd how they would go out of their way to do that???

Anyways if this were truly a Republican smear campaign wouldn't it make more sense to wait until after Kerry got the nomination?!?!?
41 posted on 02/13/2004 9:58:08 AM PST by Tempest (Sigh.. ....)
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To: cripplecreek
The mainstream media has been irrelevent for as long as I can remember in my fifty years on this earth.

The WEB rocks.

blessings, bobo
42 posted on 02/13/2004 10:00:22 AM PST by bobo1
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To: new cruelty
There should be an investigation into this. If the major US media are colluding to suppress political news that overseas media find newsworthy (as the "un-named" source actually claims), then something is wrong with our media. Very wrong. Perhaps some of these media empires should be broken up or have some licenses revoked.
43 posted on 02/13/2004 10:00:37 AM PST by KellyAdmirer
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To: boris
Made me recall the one great man who was associated with the institution [Clark U]: Dr. Robert Goddard.

They pretty much rolled up the physics and mathematics departments after he left. (He wasn't very good at playing the departmental politics game as a department head, either).

But they have an awful lot of courses in "resentment-group studies" now. They don't need that dead-white-guy stuff like icky numbers. They are turning out a lot of 6th grade educations, thinly concealed by college degrees.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F

44 posted on 02/13/2004 10:01:08 AM PST by Criminal Number 18F
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To: Timmy
'And Juanita Broaddrick took how many? Believe me, they can bury this. We don't know yet if that is their intention, but they are clearly treating it different than they would any story on Bush (surprise, surprise).'

That's a given. But again, they love $candal and the copy it $ell$. The counter is, of course, their desire to beat W. The latter may trump it but methinks it won't. Time will tell. In the meanwhile, my hatred for the traitors to the Fourth Estate grows...

45 posted on 02/13/2004 10:02:37 AM PST by eureka! (How the lamestream presstitutes can sleep at night is beyond me.....)
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To: new cruelty
The obvious media double standard in treatment of this story may itself be the bigger story.
46 posted on 02/13/2004 10:05:20 AM PST by GRANGER (Must-issue states have safer streets.)
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To: LisaMalia
Just heard the 1 PM WRKO Boston news. No mention of it. Just a report on Clark endorsing Kerry.

The problem these stations have, is their talk shows discuss it. Eventually the listeners realize how far behind the curve the news is. - Tom

47 posted on 02/13/2004 10:06:12 AM PST by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse the Bushies with the dumb republicans. - Capt. Tom)
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To: GRANGER
I agree.. though who would report it?
48 posted on 02/13/2004 10:06:14 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: Cicero
because Newsweak spiked Issikoff's story

Which Newsweek did in that case, precisely why the press in general is helping to bury the Kerry scandal: it is fully committed to the victory of its political party and will pay any price, bear any burden, report any lie, suppress any truth to ensure the survival and success of the Democratic nominee.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F

49 posted on 02/13/2004 10:06:26 AM PST by Criminal Number 18F
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To: eureka!
To coin a phrase, "THE GENIE IS OUT OUT OF THE BOTTLE"~!

The media is well aware of how they will look after all the intense "investigations" into the Presidents guard service, and to completely ignore something like this as well as go so far as to protect that "SLIMEBALL" will not sit well with the over 50% of the voters who are conservative by nature. Look at Janet Jackson.......

50 posted on 02/13/2004 10:08:09 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (Careful! Your TAGS are the mirror of your SOUL!)
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